Born illegitimate, but eventually she inherited her father’s fortune.  Through her wealth, and marriage, she moved i elite circles.               At her home Polesden Lacey she entertained a succession of politicians, ambassadors and Royalty, providing lots of gossip. This complex fascinating lady collected people as obsessively as she acquired Cartier and Faberge creations.  After she died in 1942,         her jewellery collection was bequeathed to the Queen Mother.
                           Talk:   ‘Mrs Ronnie’  the Royal matchmaker